The feeding it must always be a fundamental habit in the day-to-day life of any person. Carry out a style of Healthy life goes directly through a balanced and varied diet, which allows the body to have different vitamins and minerals of great importance, such as vitamin C.
In this sense, there are many ‘celebrities’ and famous personalities who show advice or healthy eating habits through social networks. The last to join this trend is the presenter and collaborator of ‘El Hormiguero’, Nuria Roca.
Although, Nuria Roca has revealed the name of one of the unknown foods that she usually incorporates in her weekly diet and that also represents a great contribution of vitamin C to the body. It’s about kohlrabi.
What is kohlrabi
Kohlrabi is also known as rutagaba. It is a root encompassed within the world of vegetables and that is often confused with the turnip, since it has a similar appearance.
Among its properties, its richness in fiber stands out, as well as being a source of vitamin C, in a greater proportion even than orange.
On the other hand, in terms of its appearance, kohlrabi is a large root with yellowish pulp. Although, there are green and purple kohlrabi; although the nutritional value of both types is identical.
Thus, the flavor of kohlrabi is one of the aspects that has most dazzled Nuria Roca, since it is softer than turnip and its natural texture is more crunchy. Thus, the presenter chooses to incorporate it into salads, among other preparations.
Vitamin C and other benefits of consuming kohlrabi
Kohlrabi is a vegetable source of vitamin C, as it provides more of this micronutrient than a fruit such as orange. Specifically, for every 100 grams of food it provides 62 milligrams of vitamin C. For all this it becomes a product of great antioxidant power for the body.
Due to its high content of vitamin B6, kohlrabi also helps to strengthen the immune system, promote protein metabolism and stimulate the production of red blood cells.
It is also a food source of fiber, which is why it benefits the metabolism of the digestive system. But in addition, its composition also includes potassium, phosphorus, vitamin B9, proteins and carbohydrates.
With all this, kohlrabi is a very beneficial food for health. Main reason why Nuria Roca has practically become addicted to the consumption of this vegetable.
And its benefits don’t end here. Apart from all its nutritional value, kohlrabi supposes a minimum calorie intake for the body, so it is recommended to maintain the line or to include in diets aimed at losing weight.
Its characteristic flavor allows you to consume kohlrabi raw in salads or cooked in creams or stews. It is a food that can be skipped, cooked, fried, boiled or even roasted. And this is another reason why Nuria Roca declares herself a true fan of kohlrabi.